Christina Beck
Archaeologist

Campus Westend, Poelzig-Building
Room V5, 6.555

Tel.: 069 798-32105
Fax: 069 798-32121
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Address:
Goethe University
Institute of Archaeological Sciences
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60629 Frankfurt am Main


Research interests

Research projects (participation)

Academic career


Research interests

African prehistory:

  • Development of complex societies

Method:

  • Mineralogical and geochemical analyses (RFA) of ceramics

Regional specialization on West Africa, fieldwork in Nigeria

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Research projects (participation)
  • Research training group 1576: Value and Equivalence. The genesis and transformation of values from an archaeological and anthropological perspective (since 2010)
  • DFG-long term research project: Development of complex societies in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Nigerian Nok Culture (2009-2010)

Academic career

since 2010
Dissertation within the Research training group 1576: Value and Equivalence. Dissertation subject: The value of art: The material composition of terracotta figurines from the Nok culture, central Nigeria

2009-2010
Student research assistant in the DFG-long term research project: The Nigerian Nok Culture: Development of complex societies in Sub-Saharan Africa, mineralogical and geochemical analyses of ceramics and terracotta

2008
Graduate exam (Magistra Artium) in Frankfurt/M.; subject: Petrographic and geochemical analyses of ceramics and terracotta from the Nok culture, Nigeria

2002-2008
Study of pre- and protohistory, archaeometry and historical anthropology (minor subjects) at Goethe University, Frankfurt/M. and Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen.

Other activities

since 2009
Guided tours of the exhibitions of the Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt

2008-2009
Student research assistant in the DFG-project for digitalization and indexing of the ethnographic picture library of the Frobenius-Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt.

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